Although the race was the closest in history, the result was the same as usual as Stanford claimed the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup, awarded annually to the nation’s best intercollegiate athletic program, for the 19th straight year.
Stanford women’s tennis
In its final home match of the regular season, the Cardinal (14-3, 6-1 Pac-12) sent the University of Hawaii women’s tennis team packing with a 7-0 win.
There was no neighborly feeling between the two crosstown rivals this past Wednesday when the Cardinal women’s tennis team took down the Broncos 5-2 without pity or remorse. With the women’s momentum growing after the team has won eight out of their last nine games, there is a definite guarantee that Stanford will put up a fight in its upcoming match this Saturday night against Oregon.
The No. 26 Cardinal (4-2, 0-0 Pac-12) will take on the No. 9 Golden Bears (4-3) in a non-conference meeting. The Pac-12 dual match will take place at Cal on April 19. Though this weekend’s meeting won’t count towards conference rankings, its importance for Stanford cannot be overemphasized.
No. 13 Stanford had mixed results on the road this past weekend, defeating No. 18 Clemson 5-2 before falling 4-2 to rival No. 4 Florida. The loss to the Gators was especially bitter because of the rivalry between the two programs.